Since the junta seized power in coup on February 1st, citizens in Myanmar took to the streets. Under the name of rigged election, the military established a dictatorship. By organizing anti-junta protests across the country, people in Myanmar are resisting against dictatorship. The regime in the country commits violence to quell protests. The protests in Myanmar and the military coup remind South Koreans of the pro-democracy movements in the second half of the 1900s.

After the Korean war, strongmen took power in South Korea. Like Myanmar in 2021, South Koreans have fought against strongmen from in the 1960s to the…

Da-sol Goh

Asia Times opinion writer who mostly covers politics, history and social issues of South Korea and other Asian countries

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